BAP Professional Partner Representative:
Dessamine C. Vince Cruz, PMP (Dess), Student and Young Professional Programs Manager

BAP Professional Partner Association/State Society: Association of Government Accountants (AGA)

About AGA:

Since 1950, AGA has been serving government accountability professionals by providing quality education, fostering professional development and certification, and supporting standards and research to advance government accountability. AGA is the ONLY professional association that boasts a membership across ALL levels of government – local, state and federal. Plus, AGA also has members who work for tribal governments, academic institutions and private sector organizations. The Association’s membership crosses all fields and disciplines, including accounting, auditing, budgeting, contract management, finance, grants management and systems.

AGA’s Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation is recognized as the mark of excellence in government financial management. The CGFM showcases the skills of professionals who practice financial management in a government environment. It signifies individuals who have knowledge in many functional areas and know how to apply that knowledge in a government setting.

Benefits to Becoming a Member of AGA:

AGA membership will enhance your career. With more than 15,000 government accountability professionals, AGA is dedicated to providing the resources that are essential to staying in the forefront of the government accountability community. The government needs leaders. Leaders like you: young people with brains, energy and creativity. The opportunities have never been better for a challenging and rewarding job in government financial management. For one thing, they’re hiring! AGA will give you the resources and contacts needed for a rewarding career.

How to Become a Member/Student Member of AGA:

Join online

About Dessamine C. Vince Cruz, PMP (Dess):

Dess Vince Cruz is a graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has established a career managing non-profit programs. Dess heads the national young professional and student portfolio at AGA. She has re-launched AGA’s Young Professionals Focus Group, while providing professional development training and inspiring careers in public service. Prior to joining AGA, Dess spent 4 years managing federal contracts at the Armed Services YMCA National Headquarters. As a former Olympic taekwondo athlete, Dess spends most of her free time coaching a sport taekwondo team with her husband.






Representative Contact Information:
Association of Government Accountants
2208 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301

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